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BIST, Mcleish Orlando Accepts Your Challenge!

Written By: Lindsay Charles

Lindsay is on the BIST 5k Run Committee. This year, she is supporting BIST by planning fundraising initiatives at McLeish Orlando. McLeish Orlando regularly supports the BIST 5k Run, Walk & Roll, and are excited to lead the charge once again.

As personal injury lawyers in Toronto, we’ve seen the damage a serious brain injury can cause an individual and their families. According to BIST’s “Brain Injury Facts and Figures” More than 11,000 Canadians die each year as a result of traumatic brain injury and over 500,000 Canadians sustain neurotrauma injuries each year. That’s why we’re proud to be leading the charge on this year’s BIST 5k Run, Walk & Roll, and we’re challenging you to join us!

The 5k Run, Walk & Roll is an annual event hosted by the Brain Injury Society of Toronto, of which McLeish Orlando is a proud supporter. Every year, the firm gives their staff the chance to participate by paying the registration fees for all those interested. However, we’d like to take it a step further. We’re encouraging our staff to do their own fundraising, get passionate and get creative. The firm will provide a free lunch to any staff member who raises a minimum of $20. The top fundraiser will be awarded a $100 Cadillac Fairview Gift Card. All the funds raised will go towards supporting several new BIST initiatives, including a concussion support program, print and online brain injury resources, etc.

McLeish Orlando lawyers have dealt extensively with brain injury clients and understand the struggle first hand.

This year’s event will be superhero themed, and will celebrate all brain injury heroes. Whether you’re a survivor, a family member, a care giver or a health care or legal professional, we’re inviting you to come out on Saturday, October 3 to celebrate YOU! Check out our event page for more details on how you can get involved.

See you out there!

A Weekend of Giving Back

McLeish Orlando Supports BIST 5k Run, Walk and Roll and SCIO Wheelchair Relay Challenge

This past weekend, McLeish Orlando staff, family and friends came out to support two very important causes in our community. In spite of the rain on Saturday, there were close to 300 participants who finished the race for the 3rd Annual BIST 5K Run.

McLeish Orlando participated as part of The Personal Injury Alliance with a team of close to a hundred staff and supporters.

Through sponsorship, fundraising and registration, BIST generated over $50,000 that will go a long way in supporting programs, services and efforts to raise brain injury awareness.

The Brain Injury Society of Toronto supports brain injury survivors and family members. BIST aims to enhance the quality of life for people in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of brain injury through education, awareness, support and advocacy.

Photos from bist.ca- Click the photo to enlarge

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As part of our weekend of giving back, on Sunday we participated in Spinal Cord Injury Ontario’s Wheelchair Relay Challenge held at Ontario Place.  Continue reading